91st PA: John Harkinson

John Harkinson

Before the war

He was born in 1836/38 (3 (23 in 1861), 6 [13 in 1850], 7 [22 in 1860], 8 [22 at death in 1862]). He was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland (3, 6 [PA], 7 [PA]).

In 1850, he was living in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6). He was living with John and Elizabeth Harkinson (presumably his parents), various other Harkinson's (presumably his siblings), and one person with a different name (presumably a servant) (6). He had attended school within the year (6).

In 1860, he was living in Germantown, in the 22nd ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7). He was living with John and Elizabeth Harkinson (7), and various other people (presumably including his siblings) (7). He was a tinner (7).

Description

When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 8-1/2 inches tall, and had a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair (3).

During the war

He enlisted and was mustered in company K on 2 December 1861 (1, 3, 4). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Lieutenant Parsons (3, 4). He was a private, in company K (1, 9).

He was transferred on 24 December 1861 to company C (1, 5).

He died of consumption, on 11 May 1862, at the regimental hospital in Alexandria, Virginia (1, 2, 3, 4, 8). He was a private, in company C (9). His body was sent to his family in Pennsylvania (2). He was buried on 15 May 1862, from Old York Road, near Branchtown, the home of his brother-in-law, Henry Baker (8).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (John Harkinson)

2 company C, register of deaths (John Harkinson)

3 company C, descriptive roll, entry 100 (John Harkinson)

4 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 91 (John Harkinson)

5 company K, list of men transferred, #5 (John Harkinson)

6 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 250 (John Harkinson)

7 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward (post office Germantown), microfilm series M653, film 1173, page 246 = 206 handwritten (John Harkinson)

8 death notice, Public Ledger 15 May 1862, page 2 (John Harkinson)

9 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (John Harkenson)

Sources checked unsuccessfully

pension index by name
Ancestry index (accessed March 2007)

1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Germantown, microfilm series M432, film 824, page 250]
line171819202122232425
Dwellings visited232        
Families visited267        
NameJohn HarkinsonElizabeth "Caroline "Marion "John "Robert "James "David "Sarah Henry [?]
Age4444171513129624
Sexmfffmmmmf
Color         
Occupation of males over 15 yearsConfectioner        
Real estate owned         
BirthplaceScotland"Massachusetts""Penna""Ireland
Married within year         
Attended school within year    1111 
Over 20 & can't read/write         
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.         

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 22nd ward (post office Germantown), microfilm series M653, film 1173, page 246 = 206 handwritten]
[I did not transcribe the sixteen other people at this residence, including eleven bakers and five domestics]
line123456789101112
Dwelling number1790           
Family number1742           
NameJohn HarkinsonElizthJohnMiriamRobertJamesDavidRobertRobertMary AnnChasGeorge
Age595922202018165016171210
Sexmfmfmmmmmfmm
Color            
OccupationConfectioner Tinner BakerdoTinnerdodo   
Value of real estate owned10000           
Value of personal estate800           
Place of birthScotlanddoPenndodododoScotlandPenndododo
Married within year            
Attended school within year          11
Cannot read & write            
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.            

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 1 Jun 2014, from Fold3]


Harkenson John
Co. K C, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Pvt. | Pvt.
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

death notice

[death notice, Public Ledger 15 May 1862, page 2, John Harkinson]

HARKINSON--On the 11th instant, JOHN HARKINSON, in the 22d year of his age, at Alexandria, Virginia.

The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from the residence of his brother-in-law, Henry Baker, near Branchtown, Old York Road, on Thursday, May 15th, at 2 o'clock.


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